Deputy communications director for American Bridge, Andrew Bates, said in a statement to Shareblue Media:
“When Donald Trump launched his campaign, he pledged to the American people that he would not cut Medicare or Social Security. Now, less than one year into his administration, we’re learning that as Trump tries to pass tax cuts for the wealthy that sell-out the middle class, he’s also having private conversations with members of Congress about breaking both of those major promises to the country.”
Even more frightening than the fact that Social Security could face cuts in the coming year, is the fact that Trump is entirely aware of how poorly-received the decision will be, and is waiting, sneakily, until his second term to pull the trigger. He doesn’t have to worry about winning an election any more, and it’s scary to think that there won’t be much left to keep him in check, moving forward.